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Earthscapes Stamps Jigsaw Puzzle: A Perfect Holiday Gift

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — It’s never too early to shop for the holidays and the Postal Service has a great gift the entire family can enjoy.

Piece together a stunning picture of the land we call home with a 500-piece puzzle showcasing the Earthscapes Forever stamps. The stamps were issued Oct. 1 to kick-off October as National Stamp Collecting Month. The puzzle features 15 breathtaking images of America’s landscapes as seen from high above the planet’s surface. Sure to provide hours of entertainment for all ages, the 18 x 24-inch puzzle also makes a spectacular piece of art to frame or display once completed.

“The Earthscapes stamps are selling fast,” said Stamp Services Manager Stephen Kearney. “And similar to a Cracker Jacks box, the puzzle comes with a ‘prize.’”

At just $17.95, the puzzle comes with a sheet of 15 Earthscapes Forever stamps valued at $6.75. The stamps are now available at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24, and also at larger Post Offices in major metropolitan areas.

Customers may view the Earthscapes Forever stamps, as well as many of this year’s other stamps, and vote for their favorite stamp on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview. Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.